Text, Language and Cultural Identity

The written and spoken word reflects human innovation, creativity and identity, often embracing issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, age and religious affiliation. This research cluster includes research-creation activities such as creative writing; translation work; text interpretation; capturing (endangered) oral languages into a written form; first and second language acquisition; the social and political use of language and texts; and heritage and identity research. This research, strengthened by our Humanities and Social Sciences archives, helps to locate who we have been, who we are, and what we might be in the future.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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